Grandpa Lex & Grandson Tom by adgray

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This is my father Lex and my son Thomace
[on the occasion of my father’s 80th – July 2008]

Both men are so endearing to me and so special to the Melbourne community, that to lose either of them would be horribly devastating, a truely unique pair!

You have met my father before and I shall write soon to commemorate my son’s 18th & his attributes thus far.
I am blessed by all my family as we all are, but these two Keep me Happy!
Thank you for letting me share these two with you :O)

Chookas! X♥X

[PS – not bad for a 3P amateur on a camera phone hey! :O)]

adgray is a writer and a poet
- telling stories all her life,
- writing them down once she learnt how
“Scribbling! Always scribling!”
… and no there was nothing to be done about it!
Her poetry came later when the gift found her to be a ZETE segue (Zographonic Extemporanious Treatise Ekphrasis)
At times she can go into a trance-like state as poetry flows through her to the page and screen
Thank you for coming to read my words! ~ adgray~

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  • shilohlin
    shilohlinabout 6 years ago

    I must say, your son is extremely handsome and your father doesn’t look a day over 65!! congrats to both of them :)

  • Thank you! I think so too !! :O)
    But then I’m biased :O)
    Chookas! X♥X

    – adgray

  • Tony Ryan
    Tony Ryanabout 6 years ago

    Very cool photo. I especially love the humility and warmth in your son’s eyes. So many young people tend to place barriers towards their elders. It is so refreshing to see such an open friendship.

  • Strange you should say that, my father is semi-estranged from the family and as my children also have restricted access to me there are not many chances for my children to spend time with my father – this was the second time this year and prior to that there had been a gap of over five years between visits.
    But yes my children love my father immensely and Tom especially as our red hair comes from my father. He also loves my mother and thankfully is able to visit her often, with and without me.
    But I am also very pleased [& proud] to say that not only is Tom school captain, the school he attends is “Elisabeth Murdoch College” [yes Dame Elisabeth, mother of Rupert] and Tom in his role as Captain of her school spends time chatting with her during many visits and functions. This is nothing really except he is in awe of her! He cannot get over how totally switched on she is [even at 99yo!] and how genuinely wonderful gracious and elegant she is. My son has to my knowledge no real idols … Heath Ledger, Jim Carey & Dame Lissy are the only ones he has ever spoken of in any deal of reverent tones!
    The best thing is he treats them as equals with intelligences and with respect and he is fully aware that they have experience beyond his that he values yet also that are only human and can get things wrong.
    Thank you for looking and letting me know your [accurate] observation of my son :O)
    Chookas! X♥X

    – adgray

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarabout 6 years ago

    Alyssa, An absolutely endearing photo…Love & Hugs, Sally xxxxooooo

  • Thanks Sally :O)
    Chookas! X♥X

    – adgray

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 6 years ago

    a fabulous shot,dawnx

  • Thanks so much Dawn, I am a little proud of it :O) Nowhere near the caliber of you guys though! :O)
    Chookas! X♥X

    – adgray

  • pijinlane
    pijinlaneabout 6 years ago

    OMG … your father doesn’t look anywhere near 80!!! Two men to be really proud of my friend!! xox

  • I think it’s because he only acts 16 every chance he can get! lol
    I am blessed with parents that don’t look [or act] their age in accordance to “Normality” – there’s hope for me yet! :O)
    and yes I am VERY proud of my 2 red haired men! :O)
    Thanks for coming to meet them!
    Chookas! X♥X

    – adgray

  • SharonD
    SharonDabout 6 years ago

    They both look lovely Astrid.

  • Thank you for coming to meet them:O)
    Chookas! X♥X

    – adgray

  • Tony Ryan
    Tony Ryanabout 6 years ago

    Think it is wonderful that your son has such respect and humility for others. Really does show in his eyes. I really believe that humanity is approaching a time when we are all going to realise how connected we all are. Perhaps your son is already at this place.

  • I know I am!
    He will need a few more years to mature before he comes to realise that. Thankfully he is very well liked by those he admires that he has met and I have had the chance to give him the skills to behave appropriately to assist his charm & admiration of others.
    Sadly I believe there are many people his age, including friends of his, who do not posses the social skills to give them the freedom to be truely powerful in a respectful manner.
    You are a very astute observer – I guess you honed that from your years of portrait photography!
    Chookas! X♥X

    – adgray

  • amarica
    amaricaabout 6 years ago

    Great shot of two very special people. You are blessed my friend!

  • Thank you I feel very blessed with these two and with all my family and with all my friends – real & virtual :O)
    and especially my Mick & my children
    Yes I am very grateful for the love encircling my life – it has been a long time coming I fear!
    Chookas! X♥X

    – adgray

  • reflector
    reflectorabout 6 years ago

    A very nice portrait shot ! Great expression, and capture.

  • Thank you ref
    I would love to take the technical credit but I didn’t take it – my fiance Skik did ~ I pointed & pushed him & he prayed he took what I wanted :O)
    Thank you I’ll let him know you thought he did good :O)
    Thank you for coming to look!
    Chookas! ♥

    – adgray

  • StarKatz
    StarKatzabout 6 years ago

    Woo Hoo handsome I’ll say! What a heartbreaker he’ll be! :)

  • Thanks Star – but what do you mean he’ll be ?? he already is! lol
    He just finished secondary school and there were many a girl in tears they never had a chance with him before school ended :O)
    But yes he will break hearts all his life he always has – just like his grandfather! lol :O)
    Thank you for coming to meet him! :O)
    Chookas! ♥

    – adgray

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